Parole Board Information Booklet for Victims

This booklet answers common questions victims have about parole and how the Parole Board works.

Applies to England and Wales


Information Booklet for Victims

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The booklet should help victims and members of the public understand how the Parole Board makes its decisions, what a Victim Personal Statement is and how to make one. It also explains what Parole Board oral hearings are and aims to help victims decide whether or not they wish to request to attend a hearing in person.

Published 13 April 2015
Last updated 13 May 2015 + show all updates
  1. First published.